despise


despise
despisable, adj.despisableness, n.despiser, n.despisingly, adv.
/di spuyz"/, v.t., despised, despising.
to regard with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.
[1250-1300; ME despisen < OF despis-, s. of despire < L despicere; see DESPICABLE]
Syn. contemn, detest.
Ant. admire.

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Universalium. 2010.

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